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Old 03-29-2004, 03:36 PM   #1
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1999 Ford Explorer XL

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Some other thread of mine

SAS build thread: http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...d.php?t=148754
SAS registry: http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...d.php?t=168723
Front bumper 2.0: http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...d.php?t=185185
Rear bumper: http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...d.php?t=138956
Sliders: http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...d.php?t=131372
Cargo control: http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...d.php?t=170657
Stic-Cam: http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...d.php?t=133913[/QUOTE]




What it was!

The Story:

Back in Spring of 2002 I desided to by my 1999 Ford Explorer XL 4X4. We orignaly looking to replace my wife's '98 Escort but came upon my truck first. I to was in need of a new truck, sence I became board with my '96 Ford Ranger. This is still the best truck I ever owned, but it was only 2wd and even set up as a pre runner, I was still limitd to where I could go. I wanted 4X4 so I could really have some fun. I bought my EX with 82k on it which is kinda high for a 3 year old truck. However I could not pass up the deal. A 3 year old 4x4 for under 10k! This is the truck about 7 months later after doing a the famous TT/ ShaQ and installing 31" BFG AT's


Now having 31's it was time to get her dirty! In Feb. of 2003 I went on my first off-roading trip to a place called Rowher Trail were I met this Crazy fool named Jefe He was running a 2000 xlt with 35's on it! I could not belive what I was seeing, but his truck later became my role model.


After this trip I Learned some important things..


Flex sucks with sway bars attached!

By May I was ready for more after I made some custom sway bar disconect which proved to make a world of difference! The truck did very well, and I went places were others may have thought I would not make it.
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Stick-O is a total sport. He took the minor damage very well (just some scratches to his rocker and plastic bumper cover, and a bent gas tank). Get a skid plate for the gas tank and come on back out Steve
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Stic-o, glad you made it out with us. I know how you must have felt to take a prestine Explorer out in the terrain we were in but you seemed to take it all in stride.

Unfortantly they were right A skid plate would have been very handy. The picture above shows the entire truck hi-centered on the gas tank

After this I kina layed low for awile. I knew doing damage like that every time I went out, would equal not much of a truck left real soon. It took about 3 months to find some skid plates for my truck. In the fall Jefe started into his SAS project and removed his 3" body lift. I picked it up from him, with all the hard work done already (bumper bracket all drilled thank you jefe) I installed it a week later a finished it in about 7-8hrs. by myself.

The next run I went on was a biggie. I went to T-haven were I finally met Rick (Nice Guy ) I also saw faces from other runs. This weekend was a blast and I finally got to really see what my truck could do as well as others to


As you see...Now she flexs!





What a blast!


In march me and Jefe went to Last Chance Cayon. Had tons more fun...


Besides who else would drive on huge pipe with ya?



This is also where I learned, that if Jefe dosn't want to try something....Maybe I should take it as a hint! ...and not try to be ballsy

No I didn't roll it! Thanks to some smart thinking. But I thought Jefe was gonna have a heart attack

the story contines....but you'll have to ask




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Old 03-29-2004, 07:05 PM   #2
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Old 03-29-2004, 07:17 PM   #3
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Old 03-29-2004, 08:19 PM   #4
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Congrats, I just took the plunge also.




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Old 03-29-2004, 08:21 PM   #5
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Old 04-05-2004, 12:25 AM   #7
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Old 04-05-2004, 12:40 AM   #8
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I also took the plunge. Go to this board every a.m., when I get to the office (don't tell the boss). I have a 1994 'Splorer Sport 4x4 that is real clean with only 79,000 on the clock. One of the things I have done recently is to "clay bar" the ten year old paint, and then use Meguires Gold. WHAT a difference. Also Rancho 5000's last week.
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Hey why does'nt it say "ELITE EXPLORER" by my name?




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B/C you havent paid $30 bucks to yet... I highly recommend it, you can upload photos and it helps the site. If the site hasnt helped you yet, Im sure it will!!




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I paid my $$$$$'s last week by paypal. Yes the site has been great!!!!!




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It takes several days, the paypal payment has to clear first. I think mine took 4-5 days. It will come. Congrats




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Wow, how come I never ran across this before. . my names only mentioned a half a dozen times

So when does the wifes truck get a lift?




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So when does the wifes truck get a lift?
Soon Now with the new job I just got...It puts me closer to more mods




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Wife's on 31"s now and I'm on 33's and now there nice and dirty!




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what gears do you have in your difs? and i too will soon be on 31's with the bl, the pics of your truck like that convinced me that its not that bad




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what gears do you have in your difs? and i too will soon be on 31's with the bl, the pics of your truck like that convinced me that its not that bad

Right now both trucks are running 3.73's




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